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Floral Expression Cake


This heavenly cross-shaped cake features decorating techniques, such as Swirl Drop Flowers, Roses and Leaves.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In Advance: Using royal icing to make the following flowers: Make 10 tip 104 yellow/brown roses with tip 12 bases. Make 70 tip 16 white drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Make 2 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
? Tint 1/4 cup green
? Reserve 2 1/4 cups white

Make 4 cups royal icing:
?Tint 3 cups Lemon Yellow/small amount of Brown combination
?Reserve 1 cup white

Step 3

Decorate in Order:

Ice cake smooth in white buttercream icing.

Step 4

Arrange royal icing roses on cake top.

Step 5

Add tip 352 leaves using green buttercream icing.

Step 6

Arrange royal icing drop flowers on cake top and sides.

Step 7

Pipe tip 3 vines in white buttercream icing.

Step 8

Pipe tip 21 shells in white buttercream icing.

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Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.

Create this magnificent rose - the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

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